Google Unveiled “This Site May Be Compromised” Warning Messages

By on Dec 18, 2010 in Internet, Software, Technology, World Comments

Google have unveiled a new warning message “This Site May Be Compromised” and this will be given to websites that may have been hacked or compromised.

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According to several technology news articles posted today, Google search users will start seeing a new warning message that says “This site may be compromised” adjoining some Google Search results if the Google security system has detected something on the website that would indicate that the website has been hacked or compromised. Clicking the “This site may be compromised” warning will lead to a Google Help Center article that shares the details of this notification.

Google shares the reason and background of this new feature in the Google Web Search Help:

To protect the safety of our users, we show this warning message for search results that we believe may have been hacked or otherwise compromised. If a site has been hacked, it typically means that a third party has taken control of the site without the owner’s permission. Hackers may change the content of a page, add new links on a page, or add new pages to the site. The intent can include phishing (tricking users into sharing personal and credit card information) or spamming.

Google also confirms that the new warning messages will appear in addition to “This site may harm your computer,” the notification given to websites that is potentially hosting malware.

Google also shares the detail process on Google Web Search Help article on what should Webmaster and site owner do if they see this message on their websites.

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